Recommended Reading 2017-04-28T12:49:51+00:00

Recommended Reading

(*indicates highly recommended)


* “When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor”, Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert 2009

* “Dead Aid:  Why Aid is not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa”,  Dambisa Moyo 2009 (secular, but well written)

“Toxic Charity”, by Robert Lupton  2011  Harper One

“Called:  Mission Trip Devotions & Journal”, Lena Wood 2008

“The White Man’s Burden:  Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good”, William Easterly, 2006



“The Fate of Africa:  A History of Fifty Years of Independence”, Martin Meredith, 2005 (a dense book, but well written)

“Yesterday”, DVD, HBO Films, 2004 (Best Foreign Language Film, 2004)


Country Specific

Rwanda: * “We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families”, Philip Gourevitch, 1998

“Sometimes In April”, HBO Films

Kenya:  “It’s Our Turn to Eat:  The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower”, Michela Wrong, 2010

*“Kenya-Culture Smart!:  The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture”, Jane Barsby, 2007

Zimbabwe:  “Where We Have Hope”, Andrew Meldrum 2004, “The Fear”, Peter Godwin

India: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers”, Katherine Boo, 2014

Guatemala: “Massacres in the Jungle: Ixcan , Guatemala, 1975-1982”, Ricardo Fella, 1994, “I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala”, Rigoberta Menchu, 2010.